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Education author Jonathan Kozol to speak at Kirkland this spring.

Watch a video of Kozol speaking to a C-SPAN reporter.

If you care about the education of today's children, mark your calendar to hear Jonathan Kozol, nationally known educator and social justice advocate, speak on March 29. His talk: "The Soul of a Profession: Education Under Siege."

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Author James Bradley to speak on campus.

Clint Eastwood made his best-selling book into a movie and now this author is speaking on Millikin's campus. James Bradley, author of "Flags of Our Fathers," a book about the six soldiers who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima, will speak Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirkland Fine Arts Center. One of those soldiers raising the flag was Bradley's dad.

The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at:

Learn more about an alumni and friends trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Tour the world-famous Costa del Sol in southern Spain with alumni and friends, hosted by members of Millikin's Alumni & Development staff Nov. 4-16, 2012.

Want to know more?

Visit our website and watch a video with complete details.

Get your waddle on.

Join "the Penguin" John Bingham `70 for his namesake race, the Penguin in the Park 5K Run/Walk in Decatur's Fairview Park on March 24. This race embraces the speedy as well as those who take their time and enjoy the course! A post-race party will be held in Millikin's Griswold Physical Education Center. Millikin alumni, faculty/staff and students receive a registration discount, and a portion of the race proceeds benefit a Millikin scholarship in honor of the race. Learn more and sign up at

Own a business? Tell other alumni about it.

The spring issue of Millikin Quarterly magazine will feature a selection of profiles spotlighting alumni-owned businesses.

Submit information about your business today!

Are you a recent grad? Please take this survey.

If you completed your MU degree in May 2011, December 2010 or summer 2010, the Career Center invites you to complete a graduate follow-up survey. Deadline is Feb. 17, 2012.

Looking for a job? Check out our Virtual Career Fair.

On Feb. 21-22, Millikin will host its first-ever Virtual Career Fair. The fair is in collaboration with 25 private colleges in Illinois and is open to students and alumni of these institutions. Post your resume and connect with recruiters for jobs and internships via live online chats. If you are an employer and interested in registering to recruit, contact Pam Folger at or 217-420-6637.

To register:

To learn more:

UChoir to sing at New York’s Carnegie Hall in March.

The Millikin University Choir will sing at Carnegie Hall at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 25. The UChoir will open the concert with a 30-minute set and then join in a performance by the high school National Festival Chorus, which this year is being directed by UChoir director Dr. Brad Holmes, MU professor of music and director of choral studies. Tickets for the performance are available now (Use code FTN13498 to receive the Millikin discount).

Before the concert, you're invited to join alumni and friends for a 6 p.m. pay-as-you-go dinner at Rosie O'Grady's, 800 7th Avenue at 52nd Street.

RSVP to Jan Devore, alumni relations director, for the meal by Friday, March 16, so our office can confirm reservations. ( or 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586).

You're also invited to join the choir in attending a preview performance of the revival of "Evita," starring Ricky Martin on Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. Tim Shew '80 is in the ensemble and will be doing a "meet and greet" following the show for the students and friends of MU. Tickets are limited, so order your tickets soon!

St. Louis-area alums: Say good luck to the Bibber.

After 30 years teaching at Millikin, Rick Bibb, professor of marketing, will be retiring this May. Congratulate the Bibber and wish him well in his retirement at a Millikin Club of St. Louis event to be held Friday, April 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Jump Company, 5204 Shaw Avenue, hosted by Jon Tiede '92. Refreshments provided. RSVP to or call 1-877-JMU-ALUM (568-2586) by April 6.

Dance team places fifth at nationals.

The Big Blue Sapphires dance team finished fifth in the open pom division at the Universal Dance Association national championships in January. The Millikin team was one of only two teams from Illinois to make the finals.

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Trivia Time: In honor of Valentine’s Day, name this face from Millikin’s past.
  1. Mrs. Reginald Heart, first vice president of business affairs
  2. Mrs. Lucy M. Valentine, first dean of women
  3. Aretha Flowers, first dean of the School of Music
  4. Marjorie Candy, first student to graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA

Send your best guess to, and be sure to include your name and address. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all who respond correctly and each winner will receive a Millikin prize.

Last issue's winners:

  • Paul McKelvey '57
  • Libby Grass Burns '09
  • Mary Werries Gendry '62
  • Don Hildebrand '50
  • Julia Wall White '80

Each received a Millikin mini calculator and pen for correctly identifying West Towne Square, planned home for a new Exercise Science & Sport Pavilion, in an aerial photo taken by MU Trustee Stephen Huss, M.D.

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